Blackburn boss Kean pleased with early Vukcevic impact

Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean is delighted with the way Simon Vukcevic has settled.

Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean is delighted with the way Simon Vukcevic has settled.

Vukcevic made his debut with a 25-minute substitute appearance against Arsenal and he could be in line for a first start against Carling Cup opponents Leyton Orient.

"He has settled in. He wants to take people on, get beyond the full-back and get a cross in," said the Blackburn manager of his acquisition from Sporting Lisbon.

"He is a player who will take a little bit of time, as will (another summer arrival) Radosav Petrovic, because it is a different intensity.

"He is an exciting one who wants to get after full-backs and wants to really expose them so that is a different dimension for us.

"I think he can play wide on both sides. And you've not seen his free-kicks yet - he's practising every day and he's got a bullet of a left peg."

 

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